[OS X TeX] BibLaTeX and archival (a la jurabib)
simon at simifilm.ch
Wed Dec 17 09:36:54 CET 2008
On 17.12.2008, at 09:23, Rolf Schmolling wrote:
> since i started this row some month ago (no response on the list
> then) I'd like to elaborate a bit what I'd expect.
> Actually the "problem" is still present, I am currently still using
> jurabib, basically for two reasons: I know how this particular
> package works … – no modifications of the really complicated code –
> some things I have not been able to accomplish like a better manage
> of the archival-type entries. The other reason is that my
> references (kept in BibDesk) are set up for jurabib.
Just to make you feel more at easy: I also moved from jurabib to
biblatex and I also use BibDesk, so the transition certainly can be
> Simon and Dominik have promised that many things are easier to
> accomplish, like multibib-functionality and formatting of
> references. Furthermore since jurabib is not developed any more
> this is a dead end. I do believe them but… 1) setting things up is
> a lot of work (learning, changing the references (field and such
> alike) testing 2) most important learning to write a NEW entry-type
> (archival) which I believe is not trivial. So I am still shying
> away from that huge effort.
> In fact, I rather like the manual to be 175pages (but so far the
> manual I have seen was much much shorter?!) I just recently
> installed and updated TexLive2008 (wow that was easy!) and as far
> as I know BibLaTeX was not part of this (hint hint: please include
> this as the beta could be kept updated easily with the new package-
> Manager!!) so maybe I missed the long long manual. I have to admit
> I am not the programmer- or mathematical inclined type, writing
> macros is too much for me. So I ultimately don't know if I will be
> able to achieve my goal here – in the end it is to finish my thesis
> – not be perfect with LaTeX/Bibtex/BibLaTeX/jurabib etc.
The latest version of biblatex (0.8b) does indeed come with a 175
page manual, so you might want to check your version. As for the
inclusion of biblatex into TL: Philipp Lehmann has specifically asked
distributors *not* to bundle biblatex at this point. I think who
wants to wait until version 1.0.
As for your specific needs. Do you actually need a new document type
for this or can this be done with 'unpublished'? Or can you post a
tpyical example and how it should look like so I can wrap my head
If you really can't do it with 'unpublished', it might be a good idea
to post a feature request on http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?
group_id=244752 . Philipp has been very responsive to user requests.
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